Why Desire Is Fragile

Sexual Desire Sexual desire, arousal and lust are powerful and alluring, so why is desire fragile? Whether one believes one’s life to be erotically blessed and indulged, or deprived and wounded, it’s hard not to see that desire (and arousal) is still one of the most robust ways to feel ‘alive’ – or ‘dead.’ Also […]

Desire Speaks

A Book On Desire The work of Katharine Angel, Unmastered: A Book on Desire Most Difficult To Tell, stands apart in its level of intimacy, vulnerability and courage. It sketches out an emotionally and physically aware psychology of heterosexual feminine desire, loosely but perceptively journaled in the context of an actual relationship. It begins with […]

Good Research On Sexuality

Research That Helps Therapy I’m slowly digesting the results of the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (“Natsal 3”) conducted in Britain. I note below two written passages from Natsal 3, and one bar chart that stood out for me. These findings connect to views of sexuality that I believe can support good therapy. […]

Love, Sex and Power in Relationships

I am looking forward to beginning this five session tele-seminar today with Esther Perel and Tammy Nelson. I can consult with them regarding specific clients, so if you are interested in my requesting consultation for you, please call or e-mail me ASAP. They bring different therapeutic orientations to the subject of sex. While I have long felt an affinity […]